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INUNDATED: Dr. Brian Kwetkowski is a general practitioner with his own practice in East Greenwich. Since the onset of COVID-19, he has been inundated with calls from patients and nonpatients seeking authorization for tests, as well as other medical problems. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Primary care concerns intensified by pandemic

Hospitals dominate headlines when it comes to caring for those sick with ­COVID-19. But the pandemic has also put a spotlight on an oft-overlooked segment...
PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence.  COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more...
CLOSE COORDINATION: Dr. David Bourassa, right, chief medical officer for Thundermist Health Center, speaks with medical assistant Aminata Gassama. Bourassa said primary care doctors can coordinate a patient’s care better than a CVS MinuteClinic because they know a patient’s medical history.

Docs worry CVS clinics coming between them, patients

When it comes to minor health care issues, scheduling a doctor’s office visit can sometimes be more of a headache than many people can...

Five Questions With: Andrea Galgay

Andrea Galgay was named chair in 2016 of Rhode Island’s State Innovation Model Steering Committee, which oversaw spending of a multiyear, $20 million grant...
SHARED GOALS: Noah Benedict, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians chief operating officer, puts special emphasis on getting input from everyone on his team.

Team spirit crucial to Benedict’s game plan at R.I. Primary Care...


Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Integra Community Care reports $8.3 million saved with accountable care approach

PROVIDENCE — The Integra Community Care Network reported an $8.3 million savings in 2016 under the Medicare Shared Savings Program with a simultaneous 95...
THE RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY Care Physicians Corp. has chosen Seniorlink Inc.’s Vela app which acts as a virtual healthcare collaboration platform that integrates family caregivers in the care management plans of commercial and Medicare patients with complex or chronic diseases. /COURTESY SENIORLINK INC.

RIPCPC chooses Vela app for virtual health care collaboration platform

CRANSTON - Seniorlink Inc.’s Vela app allowing HIPPA-secure collaboration puts patients, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and caregivers on the same page, helping Rhode Island Primary...
This three-story, professional offices building at 1150 New London Ave. in Cranston sold on June 29 for $2.03 million./Courtesy Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal.

Cranston office building sold for $2.03M

CRANSTON – An office building near Garden City was sold June 29 for $2.03 million to Vancass Holdings LLC, an East Greenwich-based real estate...
LAURA ADAMS, PRESIDENT and CEO of Rhode Island Quality Institute talked to PBN about the expansion of RIQI's Care Management Alerts and Dashboards system to Integra Community Care Network. /PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Integra Community Care Network and Rhode Island Quality Institute team up...

PROVIDENCE – On June 23, the Rhode Island Quality Institute and Integra Community Care Network, an accountable care organization that includes Care New England...

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